What You Should Know About Breaking Rules

Break rules. Respect laws.

When was the last time you broke a rule? What happened?

For the record, it was an accident. The 2012 movie premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. I was having a great time with my friend. Laughing so hard at inside jokes, we breezed by the roped-off line for the 8 pm showing and slid past the janitors right into the theater.

It was empty.

We cut 300+ people. Again, accidentally.

Nothing happened. The movie cops didn’t come. No one said anything. The movie was amazing.

I broke a rule. No one died.

“Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway.”-Robert Downey Jr

Gravity. That’s a law we have to respect. Time. We only have 168 hours in a week. Can’t make more.

Nearly every “Rule” made by man is negotiable.

What rules are holding you back today? What constraint, story, or convention string has you tied up because you think it’s stronger than your power?

What would happen if you broke that rule today? You’ll make progress and grow.